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  • OTC Medicines and Pregnancy

    Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those you can buy without a prescription. Many OTC medicines haven’t been well studied for safety…

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus grows on the outside of the uterus.

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most serious type of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which occur when a mother…

  • Pap Smear (Pap Test)

    A Pap smear is a medical exam used to determine if a woman has cervical cancer. It’s performed by a…

  • Pelvic Floor Disorders

    When your pelvic floor weakens, it can cause problems. You may have bladder- or bowel-control problems (incontinence).

  • Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a type of skin condition. It often affects your genital or anal areas, but you can get…

  • Homosexuality: Facts for Teens

    Sexual orientation refers to the gender of people you are sexually attracted to. Homosexuality is being attracted to people of…

  • Healthy Eating and Pregnancy

    Eating healthy is more critical than ever during pregnancy. You’re making healthy choices for two. Your food should reflect…

  • Female Athlete Triad

    The female athlete triad is a disorder that women can develop that affects energy levels, menstrual cycles, and bone…

  • Colposcopy

    A colposcopy is a women’s health exam. It uses a special light to provide a close look at your cervix…

  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    Repeatedly losing a pregnancy is emotionally devastating and doesn’t always have a cause.

  • Prenatal Diagnosis: Amniocentesis and CVS

    Prenatal diagnosis means diagnosis before birth. Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling let your doctor to see if your developing baby…

  • Evaluating and Treating Infertility

    Infertility evaluation can include a pelvic exam, lab tests, imaging tests, review of medical and menstrual history, and certain…

  • Car Safety for Pregnant Women

    Car safety is important for everyone, including pregnant women. If you are pregnant and in a car, here are some…

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

    Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection in the vagina caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. Researchers do not completely understand…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis refers to inflammation of the vagina. It can be caused by bacterial vaginosis (BV), yeast infections, trichomoniasis, allergies, or…

  • Vaginal Pessary

    A vaginal pessary is a small, plastic device that fits into your vagina for the purpose of holding a drooping…

  • Taking Care of You and Your Baby While You're Pregnant

    It’s important to take care of your baby, even before he or she is born. Do this with a healthy…

  • Pregnancy After 35: Advanced Maternal Age

    Pregnancy at age 35 or older comes with its own set of risk factors, including greater chances of having a…

  • Breastfeeding: Returning to Work

    Returning to work while breastfeeding can feel like a challenge. But you can make it work if you are…